(WSVN) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced that nearly 500 illegal immigrants were arrested over a four-day period in various sanctuary cities across the country.
According to a news release from ICE, the Operation ‘Safe City’ raid took 498 individuals into federal custody. ICE says the individuals targeted were those ” who have violated U.S. immigration laws, prioritizing aliens with criminal convictions, pending criminal charges, known gang members and affiliates, immigration fugitives and those who re-entered the U.S. after deportation.”
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ICE said individuals with active DACA status were not targeted.
Philadelphia saw the most arrests with 107, followed by Los Angeles with 101 and Denver with 63 arrests.
The release noted that 18 of the 498 people arrested were gang members or have
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